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Equinox Launches Bespoke Travel Experiences
Posted: October 4, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, the high performance lifestyle leader, announced its further move into the lifestyle space with the unveiling of Bespoke Luxury Travel Experiences, featuring domestic and international multi-day journeys. The offering, which will launch in April 2019 with a summit-chasing adventure in Morocco, comes as Equinox expands its global brand beyond luxury fitness clubs and into hospitality with the opening of Equinox Hotels in Spring 2019. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine and Equinox Announce Strategic Partnership
Posted: August 28, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, announced a strategic partnership to help grow and advance the careers of ACSM Certified Personal Trainers. ACSM Personal Trainers will gain access to key Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI) education tools and various career opportunities within Equinox. As part of the partnership, Equinox will be recognized as an ACSM approved provider of continuing education credits (CECs) via ACSM’s online learning platform. Read More...

Fitness Phenom Megan Roup Launches The Sculpt Society Exclusively at Equinox Fitness Clubs
Posted: August 8, 2018 in Chains

Equinox NEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, announced the exclusive launch of Megan Roup’s @thesculptsociety, one of social media’s most buzzed-about workouts, at Equinox Fitness Clubs. A favorite among celebrities, models and influencers alike, The Sculpt Society was first introduced at Equinox’s talent-incubator space, PROJECT by Equinox, to waitlist-only crowds. The offering, which has since amassed a cult following in New York City and across social media, is now be available at eight Equinox clubs in New York City, with plans for additional clubs later in 2018 and into 2019. Read More...

Equinox And SoulCycle To Launch Full-Service Talent Management Agency; WME To Serve In Advisory Role
Posted: July 19, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, along with SoulCycle, the leading lifestyle boutique studio, announced the development of a talent management agency exclusively representing their leading, market-defining fitness talent. The management agency will launch with a network of employees from across the brands' global portfolio of Fitness Clubs and Studios. Read More...

Equinox Unveils Study Linking Behavioral Sleep Coaching to Exercise Performance Benefits
Posted: May 22, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a high-performance lifestyle leader, unveiled a study led with researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA linking behavioral sleep coaching to wide-ranging exercise performance benefits. A first in clinical research, the findings indicate that sleep coaching has the power to impact athletic performance, and specifically, suggest that guided sessions enable subjects to increase aerobic performance, decrease body fat percentage and increase endurance. Read More...

Life Fitness Brings Apple GymKit to Canada
Posted: May 3, 2018 in Suppliers

Life FitnessROSEMONT, IL - Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced that it has partnered with Equinox to launch the first Apple GymKit-enabled health club in Canada. Equinox’s Yorkville location in Toronto is the first club to add the new equipment, with others following later this year. Read More...

Equinox and Solstice Introduce The Northward Jacket; With Every Jacket Sold, One is Gifted to a Local Child in Need
Posted: May 2, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxLAWRENCE, KS - Equinox & Solstice announced the launch of the Northward Jacket, a responsibly sourced, windproof, water-resistant and breathable jacket that not only looks great but helps local disadvantaged youth. With every Northward Jacket purchased, Equinox and Solstice will gift the same jacket to a local kid in need. The Indiegogo campaign, which is being managed by the Launchpad Agency, has a funding goal of $30,000 USD and features limited Super Early Bird Specials of $119 as well as several other rewards for backers. Read More...

Cycle for Survival Raises A Record-Breaking $39 Million In 2018 For Rare Cancer Research
Posted: April 2, 2018 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, raised $39 million in 2018 through its signature indoor team cycling events, leading to a history-making year. A total of $180 million has been raised since Cycle for Survival began in 2007, with $150 million raised in the last five years. 100% of every dollar funds groundbreaking rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. Expert instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival's founding partner, led high-energy rides at the inspirational annual events in 16 cities across the country. Read More...

Cycle for Survival Awarded Program Of The Year By The Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum
Posted: March 2, 2018 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalMIAMI, FL - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, was named the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum's Program of the Year. The award was presented at the annual Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference in Miami. Owned and operated by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), Cycle for Survival has been recognized as the fastest-growing athletic fundraiser in the United States for four consecutive years by the national peer-to-peer fundraising support organization. Cycle for Survival has raised more than $170 million since it was founded in 2007, with $140 million raised in the past five years. Read More...

Equinox, Owner of SoulCycle, Invests in Rumble
Posted: January 8, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader and operator of Equinox Fitness Clubs, Blink Fitness, Pure Yoga and SoulCycle, announced a significant minority stake in Rumble, a boxing-inspired group fitness company based in NYC. Read More...

Equinox Unveils “Commitment, A Collection by Equinox,” A Line of One-Of-A-Kind Luxury Products
Posted: January 2, 2018 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a high-performance lifestyle leader, unveiled an unprecedented new take on its acclaimed "Commit To Something" campaign with "Commitment, A Collection by Equinox," featuring seven one-of-a-kind luxury goods inspired by the passion and persistence of some of the most committed people and organizations on earth. Read More...

Equinox Appoints Vimla Black Gupta As Chief Marketing Officer
Posted: December 5, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. - Equinox, a high-performance lifestyle leader, announced that Vimla Black Gupta, formerly Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, has been named Chief Marketing Officer of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Gupta will oversee marketing strategy development and execution on behalf of Equinox and its growing portfolio of 91 fitness club locations, reporting directly to Niki Leondakis, Chief Executive Officer of Equinox Fitness Clubs. Read More...

Equinox Introduces Miracle Mile Location
Posted: November 7, 2017 in Chains

Equinox LOS ANGELES, CA - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, opened Miracle Mile, its 17th club in the greater Los Angeles area, located in the Wilshire Courtyard complex. Just a few blocks from LACMA, this new club combines Equinox's unparalleled service with the distinctive culture and community found along one of Los Angeles' most iconic corridors. "Equinox Miracle Mile is opening at a pivotal moment in the historic district's evolution," said John Klein, SVP of Real Estate for Equinox. "The club will unite a diverse group, from residents to those who work in the area, providing a hub for regeneration, fitness and community." Read More...

Equinox Unveils Fifth Boston Location In Seaport District
Posted: October 17, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxBOSTON, TX - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, opened its fifth Boston area location. Equinox Seaport combines the unparalleled service Equinox offers at each of its 90 global locations with unique Boston charm and character. Embodying the iconic nautical atmosphere of the transformed Boston Harbor, Equinox Seaport, otherwise known as “Port House,” has all of the elements that make it the ultimate destination for strengthening body, mind and community. Read More...

Cycle For Survival Launches 2018 Battle To Beat Rare Cancers In Times Square
Posted: September 25, 2017 in Chains

Cycle For SurvivalNEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, will celebrate the national launch of registration and fundraising for its 2018 signature rides with the Times Square Takeover on September 27, 2017. Nearly 1,000 supporters will take part, including rare cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) doctors and special guests. High-energy cycling rides will be led by instructors from Equinox, Cycle for Survival's founding partner, on more than 100 stationary bikes in the heart of Times Square. The event is presented by smartwater, Cycle for Survival's longstanding official hydration sponsor. TAG Heuer, the avant-garde of Swiss watchmaking, will debut its sponsorship as the Official Timepiece and Official Timekeeper of Cycle for Survival. Read More...

The 31st Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented By Equinox Raised More Than $1,142,000 For Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Posted: September 17, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxMALIBU, CA - Athletes, celebrities, spectators and donors came out to support the 31st annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, presented by Equinox, which raised more than $1,142,000 for Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Over 5,000 participants tested their fitness by swimming, biking and running in the waters and on the sands of Malibu to benefit this special cause. Read More...

The 31st Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented By Equinox Makes Waves In Zuma Beach
Posted: September 12, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxMALIBU, CA - The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, one of the nation's largest triathlons, hosts its 31st annual race on September 17, 2017 at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California. Thousands of participants will gather to compete in the half-mile ocean swim, 17-mile bike ride and 4-mile run. The Nautica Malibu Triathlon, presented by Equinox, helps support the Pediatric Cancer Research Program at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which focuses on discovering cures and preventative solutions for childhood cancers. Read More...

Cycle for Survival Invests $34 Million in Rare Cancer Research in 2017
Posted: September 1, 2017 in Chains

Cycle For Survival NEW YORK, N.Y. - Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, announced funding plans for the $34 million raised in 2017 by its extraordinary community. 100% of this record-breaking total goes to rare cancer research and clinical trials to improve how cancer is diagnosed and treated. Cycle for Survival's annual indoor team cycling events, led by instructors from the movement's founding partner Equinox, took place in February and March in 16 cities across the country. Read More...

Equinox Fitness Clubs Receives Investment from L Catterton
Posted: July 11, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxNEW YORK, N.Y. and GREENWICH, CT - Equinox, the high performance lifestyle leader, announced a significant minority investment from L Catterton, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm in the world. Read More...

Equinox Unveils New Brickell Heights Location In Miami
Posted: June 13, 2017 in Chains

EquinoxMIAMI, FL - Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, opened the doors of its fifth location in the Miami area. Equinox Brickell Heights combines the unparalleled service Equinox offers at each of its 89 global locations with its own glamourous Miami experience. Equinox Brickell Heights embodies the best of modern-day Miami, with elements that make it the ultimate destination for strengthening the body and the community. Design details include a panoramic yoga studio, wraparound pool deck and cabanas, floor-to-ceiling windows, over 8,000 square feet of strength and cardio equipment, luxurious locker rooms, steam rooms, a full-service spa, juice bar and café and more. Read More...

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